- Fabulous cottage, we hope to return in the future
Published on: 20 January 2019
Introducing A Haven, a stunning 3-bedroom / 3-bathroom luxury holiday home set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the cusp of the North York Moors. This gorgeous property is perfect for families and groups of friends looking for the very best in self-catering accommodation in a beautiful rural location. And the delights of foodie Helmsley are just a short drive away!
The Haven, once part of an old double storey barn, has been subject to an outstanding renovation which has transformed it into one of Yorkshire's most desirable holiday cottages. Each room has the wow factor, and none more so than the 30-foot-long living / dining room. No expense has been spared with the interiors, enjoy oak-style Italian porcelain floors, sumptuous furnishings and a showpiece designer wood-burner.
The living area of this fabulous room is also home to two comfy sofas, a snuggle chair and a TV. Wi-Fi is included too if you want to catch up online. At the opposite end of the room you'll find a large dining table with 6 luxurious chairs, in addition to a statement dresser. The lighting in this room has 4 different settings so you can adjust it to suit the mood and a Sonos sound system provides the background music.
Next door you'll find the galley style kitchen, which continues with the gorgeous Italian heated floor. There's a large range-style cooker, perfect for larger groups to cook on, a full size fridge/freezer and contemporary units stocked with all the equipment you'll need. Granite work-tops are another little luxury in here. A dishwasher and washer/dryer are provided too for your convenience.
There are 3 spacious bedrooms in The Haven, all of which boast en suite facilities and are set upstairs. The first bedroom is a gorgeous Indian-themed room with bright fabrics and colourful chairs giving it a playful and modern look. This room features an exquisite King-size cast iron bed and has its own en suite shower room with a huge walk-in shower. The second bedroom is just as lovely, again with a beautiful King-size bed complete with its own canopy overhead. This room also enjoys an en suite shower room with walk-in shower.
The third bedroom is a very sweet twin room, with single beds end to end. The en suite bathroom for this room has a fabulous double-ended bath. Complimentary toiletries are included from the Candle Company, as are huge fluffy towels for each guest.
There is much to enjoy outside of this luxury Yorkshire Cottage too. Step out into your own enclosed private garden looking out over the North York Moors. Garden furniture is provided as well as a BBQ for those balmy summer evenings. Additional facilities include a hard court for tennis, a billiards room and a croquet set, so lots to keep you entertained.
A Haven and The Escape share a delightful Summer House which can be booked for an evening with advance notice
We think The Haven is simply self-catering heaven! And if you don't feel like cooking the owners can provide a full cooked breakfast and dinner services for an extra supplement..
This cottages welcomes dogs. Please note there is a £50 supplement per dog per stay.
A Haven can also be booked with The Escape to sleep up to 8 people in total.
The Haven has an enviable location. Sitting within a farm on the cusp of the North York Moors this gorgeous rural setting is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of which you can see from the property. There are no less than 3 established footpaths leading directly from the farm to across stunning countryside to neighbouring villages and towns.
The cottage is close to Gillamoor, an attractive North York Moors village with a local village pub. Just over a mile South takes you to the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside which has much to offer including a gallery, antique shops, tea-rooms, deli, wine shop and butchers. There's also a great market on Wednesdays. From there you can move on to the vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market towns of Pickering and Helmsley; both of which have an abundance of good restaurants, tea-rooms and independent shops.
Beyond the farm lies the North York Moors. A landscape like no other, it's a place of gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodlands and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to get away from it all take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands. The famous Blakey Ridge affords some of the best views in the country in our opinion, and is just a few minutes' drive from the cottage. And if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.
The Haven is also close to the North Yorkshire Coast, with the gothic town of Whitby and the picture-postcard fisherman village of Robin Hood's Bay less than 45 minutes' drive. Take a day trip here and experiences the sights sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline. Fish 'n Chips at the Magpie Cafe is a must!
Hutton-le-Hole, quite possibly the most beautiful village in the North York Moors, is just around the corner and you're also close to Castle Howard and York, so lots of choice for day trips.